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Episode 276 - put a stop in your dog walk and anxiety in dogs and children


Released Sat June 22, 2024
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Put a stop in your dog walk

All too often, we focus on speed and distance on the dog walk - but does that really make for the best experience for us or our dog? Pennie Clayton recommends putting a stop in your dog walk, and just taking a pause to just be. This has benefits for all dogs, but especially puppies and older dogs.

Pennie Clayton trains dressage horses, she’s a Bowen therapist for humans horses and dogs, her passion is sight hounds and her specialism is recue dogs. She also runs an enrichment centre for dogs in Crowborough in East Sussex.

You can find out more about Pennie at her Horse and Hound website, her Enhancing the life of your hound Facebook group, and her book A Dog for All Seasons

Children and dogs with anxiety

Author Hillary Harper knows very well that dogs and children can suffer from anxiety. She has worked as an elementary and preschool teacher, academic designer, and preschool/center director, and lives with Mack, her rescue dog who has anxiety.

Award-winning author Hillary Harper’s latest book, 1-2-3, A Deep Breath for Me, helps children experiencing anxiety know that they’re not alone through the heartwarming tale of two adorable dogs, one of which struggles with his feelings of fear and anxiousness.

Visit Hillary's website or find out more at Cannolico books and buy the book here 1-2-3, A Deep Breath for Me .

Tripawd Superdogs

Have you met a three legged dog?

You may have seen one without even noticing their lack of a leg, because when a tripawd is running, it can be hard to spot that they are three legged.

When Sarah Loveland's dog, Roobi, was diagnosed with a bone tumour, and amputation was discussed, Sarah wasn't sure what life would be like post surgery. The vet was confident, and Roobi was just as full of energy and enthusiasm on three legs as she had been on four.

After a short recovery, Roobi was back to her bouncy self.

While researching the subject to help Roobi live her best life, Sarah discovered that there are many tripawd dogs living happy, healthy lives. She was inspired to celebrate their resilience, adaptability and happiness.

Tripawd Superdogs is Sarah's tribute to her own beloved three legged dog, Roobi, and to all the inspirational tripawds.

At Sarah Loveland Photography you can find the portraits Sarah took of each dog, capturing them enjoying their favourite activity. On DogCast Radio you can hear their stories:

Roobi - Roobi the kangaroo loved to leap and chase. Having a front leg removed did not not change this in anyway. Her love for a tennis ball and chasing her pals continued.

Archie - Working cocker spaniel Archie injured his elbow on a walk, leading to its eventual amputation. He moves so fast you don't notice he has three paws and not four.

Bella - The beach is Bella’s favourite place. Having a rear leg amputated due to osteosarcoma did not stop Bella enjoying playing in the sea.

Kaia- Kaia is the smallest and youngest of our tripawd superdogs. Despite injuring her leg in the garden at just 5 months of age, Kaia is a force to be reckoned with.

Nzuri - Nzuri – beautiful by name and nature - injured her leg in an accident in her own garden. She still loves swimming, chasing and the super speedy sport of flyball.

Mayhem - High energy Border Collie Mayhem, had to find an alternative to her budding agility career when she lost her leg to cancer.

Prinny - Rescue dog Prinny had already had her leg amputated when she was adopted. Prinny is a princess of speed, and having three legs does not slow her down.

Harry - It’s believed that Harry lost his leg as a result of abuse in Cyprus. But despite that, Harry is full of heart, loving life, chasing treats and being outdoors.

You can see the exhibition of all the Tripawd Superdogs portraits at the Land of Oak and Iron Cafe, Winalot Mill , NE221 6RU in July and August 2024.


276 - put a stop in your dog walk and anxiety in dogs and children

Don't rush around the dog walk - stop! Pennie Clayton suggests we pause and just be! You and your dog will benefit. Author Hillary Harper talks about her anxious dog, and the children's book she has written to help children and dogs who have anxiety. Julie has been collaborating with photographer Sarah Loveland to celebrate Tripawd Superdogs. And last - but definitely not least - Diamond the Papillon puppy has joined the DogCast Radio family.

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